Gratiot-Isabella RESD

Auto Technology
The Auto program follows the curriculum defined by the National Automotive Technician’s Education Foundation (NATEF). The following areas are covered in the two-year program (two areas per year): Steering and Suspension and Electrical (2014-2015) Brakes and Electrical (2015-2016).

The steering and suspension portion of the curriculum covers steering systems. Skill development will focus on steering, suspension, and four wheel alignment. Skill development in the brakes segment area will focus on drum, disc, hydraulic, power assist, and anti-lock brake systems. In the electrical component of the program, students will learn fundamentals and applications in automotive electrical, electronics, voltage, current, resistance, series and parallel circuits, magnetism, application of Ohm’s Law, and wiring diagrams. Lighting systems, instruments, warning devices, horn, and other accessory circuits using wiring diagrams are covered, as well as skills in diagnosis, adjustment and repair of accessory and convenience circuits. The service area lab, used by the students, is equipped with up-to-date tools and equipment. This lab provides a real world setting where students practice technical skills used in an automotive repair facility. 

Special Class Features

Preparation to take the ASE Student Certification test

Real-world automotive service lab

Co-op opportunities available

Job shadow opportunities available

Opportunity to earn college credit

Tom Brake
Tom Brake, Instructor
Last Modified on June 24, 2016